Campaign spending regulation in a model of redistributive politics

Sahuguet, Nicolas; Persico, Nicola
May 2006
Economic Theory;May2006, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p95
Academic Journal
We consider a model in which parties that differ in perceived valence choose how to allocate electoral promises (money, pork-barrel projects) among voters. The party perceived to be less valent has a greater incentive to “sell out” to a favored minority and completely expropriate a fraction of the electorate. By reducing the difference in perceived valence, campaign-finance regulations may reduce the extent of the expropriation and achieve a more equitable political outcome. We analyze various instruments of campaign-finance regulation from this perspective.


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